1996 GMC Sonoma Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 GMC Sonoma
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1996 GMC Sonoma ProblemsPower Window Motors May Fail From Overheating
A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.
Vehicles equipped whit a 4 speed automatic transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition does not commonly occur until the transmission reaches normal operating temperature. If the valve body is worn, replacement will be necessary to correct this concern.
1996 GMC Sonoma QuestionsWon't start has spark and fuel. Help (1 answer)
Truck suddenly died as if out of gas. Has fuel has spark, fuel pump engaging, new fuel filter. What could it be